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Microsoft removes handgun emoji

Microsoft has joined the other major technology companies in removing its handgun emoji. The computer firm has replaced its image of a handgun with a toy.

Emoji analysis helps AI detect sarcasm in tweets

A team of researchers have developed an algorithm capable of detecting the sentiment and emotions expressed in tweets. It uses a neural network to analyse emoji contained in the tweets, allowing the underlying meaning to be interpreted.

Emojipedia adds trends to let you check which emoji are popular

A new emoji tool hopes to help you avoid digital embarrassment by letting you know when your most frequented symbols are heading out of fashion. The current trends suggest you should be accompanying your tweets and messages with dog icons today.

Smiley faced success for Japan's emoji creator

Toukyo - From a humble smiley face with a box mouth and inverted "V's" for eyes, crude weather symbols, and a rudimentary heart -- emoji have now exploded into the world's fastest-growing language.There are now about 1,800 emoji characters -- and counting.

Google's Smart Smiley tool will help you use emoji better

Google’s Allo chat app wants to up your emoji game. By adding a tool called Smart Smiley, the app will give you a list of suggested emoji based on your conversation.

MoMA will feature emoji in December exhibit

Emoji are heading to the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. The MoMA announced on Wednesday that they have added the first set of 176 emoji from 1999 — originally used on Japanese pagers — to their collection.

Apple urged to redesign handgun emoji

Recently Apple changed an emoji within its character set from a handgun to a water pistol. This hasn't gone far enough according to some campaigners, who remain worried about the symbolism of the emoji.

Smile! Today is World Emoji Day

There's a day for everything, it seems. Today is the turn of social media with World Emoji Day. Events are taking place on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook using the hashtag #WorldEmojiDay.

Google announces new emoji to represent women equally

The Unicode Emoji Subcommittee has approved the addition of several new emoji that endorse gender equality between men and women. The committee has added several new emoji after Google highlighted how women's careers aren't well represented.

New password system replaces words with pictures and icons

A group of security researchers have created a potential password replacement system that uses memorable patterns, pictures and codes instead of the traditional phrase or string of characters. The system is supposed to be easier to use than passwords.

Popular emoji crowned word of the year

They say an image is worth 1,000 words, so it seems appropriate that the Oxford Dictionary word of the year for 2015 isn’t a word at all, and instead an emoji.

Less 'lol' and more 'haha' used on Facebook, study says

Internet language continues to evolve and how users share laughter has changed from "lol" to "haha" and emoji, according to a Facebook study.

Emojis could be the future of security and PIN codes

A software company has claimed that emoji could soon replace PIN codes as the primary security form for bank accounts. The smiling faces are viable because they are easier to remember than PIN codes and there are many more combinations available.

Thousands sign petition asking Apple to include ginger emoji

Over 12,000 people have signed a petition that calls on Apple to add emoji representing gingers to iOS after its recent update that aimed to increase the racial diversion of emoji failed to include any, arguing that they should be recognised.

Facebook removes 'feeling fat' emoji

On Tuesday, Facebook removed the "feeling fat" emoji from the list of statuses you can choose to use. This comes after a petition called for it to be removed.
 

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Smart Smiley will suggest emoji and stickers to use according to the context of your conversation.
Smart Smiley will suggest emoji and stickers to use according to the context of your conversation.
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The emoji bible is available on iTunes for $3 99.
The emoji bible is available on iTunes for $3,99.
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Typical male career emoji...
Typical male career emoji...
Google
New emoji for gender equality
New emoji for gender equality
Google
Apple has launched a series of more than 100 new and updated emojis. It s replaced the gun with a wa...
Apple has launched a series of more than 100 new and updated emojis. It's replaced the gun with a water pistol and put out new designs it hopes will be more inclusive.
Apple
Which of the 37 new emojis released as part of Unicode 8 in 2015 do you enjoy the most? Did one surp...
Which of the 37 new emojis released as part of Unicode 8 in 2015 do you enjoy the most? Did one surprise you, or sneak into your life in unexpected ways?
Emojipedia (@Emojipedia)
Emoji Passcode
Emoji Passcode
Intelligent Environments
Ginger Parrot s proposed ginger emoji
Ginger Parrot's proposed ginger emoji
Ginger Parrot
The Museum of Modern Art in New York has acquired the original set of emoji  designed by Shigetaka K...
The Museum of Modern Art in New York has acquired the original set of emoji, designed by Shigetaka Kurita and released to Japanese cellphone users in 1999. (Museum of Modern Art)
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A new system seeks to replace passwords with patterns and pictures
A new system seeks to replace passwords with patterns and pictures
Plymouth University
...and typical female emoji
...and typical female emoji
Google
New emoji for gender equality.
New emoji for gender equality.
Google
Dog emoji popularity.
Dog emoji popularity.
Emojipedia
Person tipping hand emoji popularity.
Person tipping hand emoji popularity.
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Global emojcons  as reported by Twitter Australia.
Global emojcons, as reported by Twitter Australia.
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New emoji for gender equality
New emoji for gender equality
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“Bible Emoji” is available on iTunes for $3 99.
“Bible Emoji” is available on iTunes for $3,99.
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